24 Jun

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Oh, how easy it is to get lost in a sea of white dresses, soft florals, and long veils. This shoot reminds us that a wedding isn’t just her big day; it’s his too. Photog Jarrod Renaud says, The spirit behind this styled shoot is one of camaraderie and a passion for capturing the brotherhood that is celebrated on a groom’s wedding day. It’s dark, rustic, and local, and you know what? We don’t miss the pastels one bit.

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

The guys traveled from the barber shop to a gift exchange to the post-ceremony celebration with cake, pie, and a whiskey tasting—and took us through the entire thing.

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Florals by Beet and Yarrow  | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Florals by Beet and Yarrow  | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Dark floral ties from Shop Primary encompass both masculinity and romance.

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Florals by Beet and Yarrow  | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Florals by Beet and Yarrow  | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Florals by Beet and Yarrow  | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Florals by Beet and Yarrow  | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Florals by Beet and Yarrow  | 100 Layer Cake

One of the biggest keys of this shoot is we brought in as many local makers and vendors as possible from the Denver area since the community is booming with people following their passions in the creative fields. 

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | 100 Layer Cake

Grooms pie | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Pie by Long I Pie | 100 Layer Cake

Bourbon chocolate pie by Long I Pie.

Grooms pie | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Pie by Long I Pie | 100 Layer Cake

Grooms pie | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Pie by Long I Pie | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic vintage grooms style | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Florals by Beet and Yarrow  | 100 Layer Cake

Grooms Cake | Photo by Jarrod Renaud of The Lantern Room | Cake by Intricate Icings  | 100 Layer Cake

Amazing work!

Photographer: Jarrod Renaud / Second Photographer: Dustin Pace / Videographer: Miller Harveaux / Venue: Blanc Denver / Stylist: Jill Carter / Hair & Makeup:  / Florist: Beet and Yarrow / Cake: Intricate Icings / Pie: Long I Pie / Coffee: Boxcar Coffee Roasters / Whiskey Tasting: Leopold Bros / Vintage Glassware: TRI Vintage and Wares / Wood Servers, Sling Shot, Spoons, Ring: Reno Bros / Barber Shop: Ollie’s Barber Shop / Men’s Suits: ASOS / Shoes: Cole Haan / Ties: Shop Primary / Flasks & Jewelry: Sneerwell 

 
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23 Jun

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

What do you say we get a little crafty on this Monday, shall we? And since it’s the very first Monday of summer, this seasonal hand-tied bouquet seems pretty fitting. Whether you’re thinking of doing your own wedding florals or just enjoy flower arranging as a pastime, you’re gonna love what Rachel Bowes from Finch & Thistle Event Design and Stephanie Cristalli Photography have in store. Take it away, Rachel…

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Supplies:
- garden clippers
- rubber bands or green floral tape
- ribbons at least 1 yard long, in complementary colors
- corsage pins
- summer flowers and greenery of your choosing

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Step 1: Start by picking out the best stems of each of the various flowers and greenery you have collected. For this bouquet I used magnolia, parrot tulips, ranunculus, anemones, sweet peas, roses, rosemary, and jasmine vine in shades of peach, blush and white. You’ll then want to remove any thorns or leaves that will sit below the water line for a centerpiece or where the stems will be held for a bouquet.

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Step 2: I like to start a bouquet by creating the overall shape first—out of foliage usually—but I started with the tulips on this one because they have such a distinct draping line that I wanted to follow. Holding the tulips loosely in one hand, I added the largest, stiffest blooms first, twisting and turning the bouquet to make sure it was filling out on all sides and maintaining the shape I wanted. These are usually the most dramatic flowers in the bouquet so I like to keep them front and center and use odd numbers of stems.

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Step 3: Then I added the ranunculus and anemones in small groups, the rosemary, and finally the sweet peas because they are so delicate. I try to think in terms of layers, moving stems in and out to create different heights with smaller blooms on the periphery of the bouquet.

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Step 4: Add any vines as the last step and secure with a rubber band or green floral tape. Wrap the stems tightly with ribbon starting at the bottom so you can secure it at the top with a pearl-headed pin.

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Step 5: To make the ribbon streamers, simply cut varying lengths of complementary ribbon at an angle or dovetailed, fold them in half and pin to the top of the stems. Make sure to add the streamers on your favorite side of the bouquet so they hang properly in front when carried. You can also forgo the ribbon and place the bouquet in a vase to use as a centerpiece.

Summer hand tied bouquet idea | Flowers by Finch and Thistle Event Design | Photo by Stephanie Cristalli Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Voila! What a beautiful bouquet…

Photographer: Stephanie Cristalli Photography / Floral Design: Rachel Bowes from Finch & Thistle Event Design

 
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23 Jun

Plum Pretty Sugar… a name like that makes you think of everything sweet and romantic, doesn’t it? So fitting for a line of whisper-soft jammies, robes, and rompers, practically made for getting ready on your wedding day.

We’re especially enamored with Plum Pretty Sugar’s exclusive collection for BHLDN. Featuring three hand-painted floral prints on soft cotton-voile, all of the pieces in the collection evoke timeless romance and classicism. Check them out below, and then keep on reading for a special free shipping code and a giveaway, too!

Plum Pretty Sugar | 100 Layer Cake

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Seriously soft and dreamy.

Plum Pretty Sugar | 100 Layer Cake

Plum Pretty Sugar | 100 Layer Cake

Plum Pretty Sugar | 100 Layer Cake

Now it’s time to enter to win a set of two rompers from Plum Pretty Sugar! We’ll pick a winner at random on Friday. Good luck, cakies…

And whether or not you win, you can also use this sweet promo code to get free domestic shipping through July 1st. Just type in 100Layer at checkout. The shipping costs will be refunded back to you after purchase.

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